The Saudi Food and Drug Authority published a circular warning against the use of a drug called Revolide (eltrombopag olamine), which is used to treat the problem of platelet deficiency in the body.

The authority stated that this drug is used by patients with immune bleeding disorder, and those who suffer from a deficiency in the number of platelets.

The authority confirmed that this warning came due to the many side effects associated with taking the drug, which is to cause, so it is important to consult a doctor as soon as these symptoms appear:

  • drowsiness
  • trembling hands
  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes
  • Swelling in the abdomen or ankles
  • to dark color
  • Swelling or pain in only one leg
  • .

Before taking this medicine it is necessary to inform your doctor if you:

  • Pregnant or planning to become pregnant?
  • wet nurse
  • Suffering from liver problems?
  • Suffering from the problem of cataracts in the eye
  • You are taking other medicines.

When your doctor first prescribes this medication, he or she will ask you to:

  • Do a weekly blood analysis in order to know the number and platelets
  • Perform a liver function test before taking the drug and during the course of treatment
  • It is necessary to use one of the active ingredients during the course of treatment with the medicine
  • Do not take the medicine within four hours after or before eating food or other medicines.